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    January 27, 2022
    10 months ago

    It has been a fun-filled year! Throughout 2021, our blog has educated you, made you laugh, or made you smile. We have hand-picked a few of our favorite posts from 2021. If you haven’t read them yet, check them out!

    Tiktokers are shaving their teeth?!

    Tiktokers are shaving their teeth?! The app, TikTok, has been filled with users acting as DIY dentists. Tiktokers have become fixated on shaving their teeth to get their desired length. People are using metal nail files to shave down their enamel. The whole thing is super crazy and not safe for your teeth. ​If you try to file or shave your teeth at home, you can damage the enamel on your teeth, which can lead to a whole plethora of other problems.

    Deep Cleaning Scaling and Root Planing

    Do you think you need a deep cleaning? What does a deep cleaning entail? Deep cleaning involves gum scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a way that we treat gum infections. The symptoms that someone might experience when they need scaling and root planing could be bad breath, a bad taste in their mouth, bleeding, swelling, tender gums, and unfortunately, sometimes they don’t have any symptoms at all.

    What is plaque?

    You know that icky feeling on your teeth when you first wake up in the morning? That’s plaque! Plaque is a clear, sticky bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth. When it’s not cleaned regularly, the plaque hardens and creates calculus, which is also known as tartar. Calculus cannot be removed with before-bed and in-the-morning brushing. When this occurs, you need to visit the dentist for a professional cleaning. 

    Should I wear a nightguard?

    Do you wake up with migraines in the morning? This could be a sign of clenching or grinding your teeth in your sleep. You might be a good candidate for a nightguard. You may not realize the clenching or grinding, but a lot of people do fall victim to it. Time after time, patients sit in the chair and say, “I don’t clench or grind.” However, they are clenching and grinding as they say that! Over time, the constant wear and tear of clenching or grinding take a toll on your teeth.

    Dental Smiles Month Patient Highlight

    June is Dental Smiles Month, so we thought it would only be appropriate to highlight one of our awesome patients showing off their fabulous smiles! Our patient Blanche first came to us and felt self-conscious with her smile. She told us how she takes pride in her appearance and has always made it a point to take care of herself. For instance, she has always practiced skin care and hair care. So much so, that she is accustomed to receiving compliments about her awesome skin daily. However, she never thought about the importance of dental care.

    January 17, 2022
    11 months ago

    Everyone knows to keep a healthy mouth that you need to brush your teeth regularly, floss on a daily basis, and try not to eat foods with so much sugar. Food is essential for life and although no food will ever replace the need to brush your teeth, here are the top 7 foods that are unexpectedly healthy for your teeth.

    healthy food, good for your teeth

    Chewing gum

    Many people may not consider this a food, but if you are chewing sugar-free gum it can actually be good for you. By chewing gum, it builds up saliva in your mouth helping rinse away any damaging acids making your mouth healthier. Plus, it makes your breath smell great!

    Dark Chocolate


    There are many different kinds of chocolate and most of them are not healthy for your teeth. However, if it’s dark chocolate then it can actually help harden tooth enamel. There is a compound in dark chocolate called CBH (Cocoa Bean Husk). It has been proven in tests to help prevent tooth decay from the hardening of tooth enamel and even help prevent cavities.

    Cheese

    When you think of healthy foods for your teeth, cheese does not come to mind, but it is surprisingly good for you. What makes cheese great is its ability to fight acid erosion of your teeth. After you eat or drink, whether it’s sweets, a full course meal, soda, and anything else you can think of, you are exposing your teeth too so much tooth decay-causing acids. By eating cheese after you finish your meal it counteracts the acid that is left behind. The best cheeses to eat after a meal are goat and sheep cheeses. Tip: Try not to eat cheese with saltine crackers because believe it or not (even worse than candy) saltine crackers are the number one food that causes cavities.

    Salmon

    Different vitamins help different parts of your body making you a healthier individual, something that salmon provides is Vitamin D, which is crucial for great oral health. What Vitamin D does is absorbs the calcium that you have and puts it to great use throughout your body, making salmon an overall perfect food to keep healthy teeth and gums.

    Onions

    Yes, you read it correctly, raw onions, though they may smell horrible, they are actually extremely healthy for your teeth. What makes them healthy is the antibacterial Sulphur found in them. What this Sulphur compound does is kills any harmful bacterial that is left on your teeth.

    Green & Black Tea

     When I think of drinks that stain your teeth I think of coffee, soda, red wine, and tea. While these can cause your teeth to stain, green and black tea will actually help them become healthier. What makes green and black tea healthy for your teeth are polyphenols. Polyphenols help fight against bacteria and cavities, which make it a great option during or after you eat.

    Oranges 

    Surprisingly, oranges are good for your teeth even though they are citrus. Citrus contains acids, but oranges also have Vitamin C. Vitamin C does is strengthens your blood vessels along with your connective tissue and slows down any gum disease by reducing inflammation. Tip: It isn’t good to brush right after consuming any citrus fruits. 

    January 7, 2022
    11 months ago

    Start the new year off right with a brand-new smile. For the entire month of January, we are offering $300 off Invisalign + FREE teeth whitening bleach! Invisalign is a simple, quick method of straightening teeth without the time and hassle of traditional metal braces. Invisalign is the invisible form of aligners that allows you to improve the appearance of your smile. It specifically can fix crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or teeth with gaps, quickly and efficiently!

    a side by side photo of a patient showing off their before and after Invisalign treatment.

    Why Philly Dentistry?

    • We have been a preferred Invisalign Provider since 2003
    • We have done 750+ Invisalign Treatments
    • Most completed treatments in Philly as a General Dentist
    • Patients are able to start treatment with us SAME DAY!
    • Our patients have left us 1,000+ online reviews, giving us a 4.8 rating
    • Awarded as Philadelphia Magazine Top Dentist of 2021
    • All-inclusive pricing, no surprise fees
    • Get an incredible price and save THOUSANDS with our Invisalign Price Drop
    • Dentist to Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, and Phillies Players

    Why should you correct your smile?

    Straight teeth are easy to clean! With Invisalign, brushing at home is more efficient, easier, and quicker. Flossing is also easier. Sliding dental floss between straight teeth is quick, painless, and easy! You will have better dental cleanings. Your next check-up at the dentist will involve less scraping, less discomfort and the cleaning will be a lot faster. When your teeth are straight and healthy, you will get fewer cavities. Straight teeth have fewer hiding places for bacteria and food. Since it is easier to keep clean, the possibility of cavities is slim.

    Don’t wait.

    Give us a call at 215-568-6222 to schedule your FREE new patient consultation. During your free consultation, you will meet with one of our award-winning doctors to talk about your smile goals. We will also take a scan of your teeth with our Invisalign iTero Scanner. This scan will allow us to see a side-by-side comparison of your current smile and what your smile would look like after Invisalign. We also can look at a simulation video that shows the beginning to end movements of your teeth. You will only experience personalized VIP treatment at Philadelphia Dentistry. Let’s see what Invisalign can do for you!

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